Storytelling has long been a tradition in Greg Sollie's family. Sollie's grandfather, Big Daddy, was a Baptist preacher in Aimwell, Alabama known for spinning yarns and passing along family history to his grandchildren around his favorite rocking chair. A writer since childhood, Sollie recently discovered his own grandchildren's hunger for storytelling, and began involving them in the process--from picking story lines to making character suggestions. Over the course of two years, with their fingerprints all over it, Cat Luker: The Swamp Witch Chronicles was shaped into a spell-binding tale for young readers.
This story is set in Aimwell and in a parallel storyline, Aimwell is America. A beautiful allegory unfolds for parents and young readers alike as Cat and her friends strive to save everything they hold dear. Sollie firmly believes that our country's future hinges on how our children and grandchildren respond to the challenges they will face. He points to the Greatest Generation for a model that works. This story introduces that model in a fascinating manner that will at the same time entertain and instruct.